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Buffalo Architecture

Buffalo’s landscape and skyline read like a textbook from an architectural master class. Study the clean lines of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House Complex, unique in his body of work. Trace the early origins of skyscraper design at Louis Sullivan’s Guaranty Building. Marvel at the steeply pitched rooflines of H.H. Richardson’s Romanesque Richardson Olmsted Complex. Observe the graceful curves of Eliel and Eero Saarinen’s Kleinhans Music Hall. Visit the cradle of the American Arts & Crafts movement at Elbert Hubbard’s Roycroft Campus. And enjoy the meticulously planned landscaping of Frederick Law Olmsted’s parks and parkways.

In all, you’ll find seven Frank Lloyd Wright landmarks in our region, including the exquisitely sited Graycliff Estate. You’ll walk down streets graced by buildings from great designers like Richard Upjohn, Stanford White, Lord & Burnham and Charles Atwood. And you’ll immerse yourself in the Gilded Age grandeur of Delaware Avenue’s “Millionaire’s Row.”

For a more intimate examination of our architectural treasures, treat yourself to a luxurious stay at Hubbard’s Roycroft Inn or the Hotel @ The Lafayette, designed by America’s first female professional architect, Louise Blanchard Bethune. Even the monolithic grain elevators along the Buffalo River have structural significance, having influenced modern architectural sensibilities.

Plan an entire architecture themed trip with our itinerary. Or take an architectural tour of Buffalo to find out more!

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